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Economic Policy: Thoughts for Today and Tomorrow

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Economic Policy contains six lectures Ludwig von Mises delivered in 1959 for the Centro de Estudios sobre la Libertad in Argentina. This volume serves as an excellent introduction to what Mises sees as the simple truths of history in terms of economic principles. In straightforward language, Mises explains topics such as capitalism, socialism, interventionism, inflation, f ...more
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Published January 1st 2012 by Liberty Fund (first published 1979)
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Diogo Mello
It's a really good book. Gave some perspective about the matter (capitalism, socialism, etc.) that I didn't have.
Kevin Summers
Get out your monocle! It's time to read in the Austrian School of economics!

Sample quote: "The American consumer, the individual, is both a buyer and a boss. When you leave a store in America, you may find a sign saying: 'Thank you for your patronage. Please come again.' ... In socialized countries it is not the seller who has to be grateful, it is the buyer. ... Those socialist committees and leaders and dictators are supreme, and the people simply have to obey them."

David Mears
A short overview of liberal (in the classical sense) economic policies, the arguments for the same, and against socialist policies. Originally a series of lectures given in Argentina in 1958, the arguments are well developed, quick to read, and simple enough to grasp, even for people who are not familiar with economics.
Omar Halabieh
As best summarized in the introduction, the main premise of the book is: "Ideally government should be a sort of caretaker, not of the people themselves, but of the conditions which will allow individuals, producers, traders, workers, entrepreneurs, savers, and consumers to pursue their own goals in peace. If government does that, and no more, the people will be able to provide themselves much better than the government possibly could. This is in essence is the message of Professor Ludwig Von Mi ...more
Daniel Neto
Excelente.

De uma maneira simples, direta e com fartos exemplos, Mises consegue lhe manter ávido em cada lição.

Cada lição e uma aula de economia focada em um tema. Com humildade, observação e crítica, Mises vai sempre no centro do problema, expondo como uma simples alteração artificial no livre mercado, desencadeia justamente todos os efeitos indesejados que pretendiam ser combatidos.

Um livro obrigatório para conhecer os pilares do livre mercado. De maneira básica e didática aos iniciantes.

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Felipe
If you stand for the simple concepts in this book and pay attention on how they work, this is where you'll start changing your life for good. This is not economic theory made simple. This is economic theory based on the rational and logical mind. Forget about Keynes. This is the real big deal towards freedom.
Marcelo Reis
Uma ótima obra introdutória às ideias de um dos maiores pensadores do século passado. Mises fala sobre capitalismo, socialismo, intervencionismo, inflação, investimento externo e política, tudo isso de forma clara e didática.
Michelle
This is a great introduction to Mises for non-economists.
Kopyto
Clear, easy understandable about economical and dependent political freedom for non-economists.
Gabriel Adamante
Simple, truthful Economic knowledge.
Ruel Chavez
Done! Mises' central point throughout his lectures is about the better economic policy that will improve people's lives. The choice is between socialism and capitalism. He exposed the real face of socialism and its two most destructive policies - interventionism and inflation. He clarified several misconceptions about capitalism and argued for the case of capitalism as the only economic system that can increase people's standard of living.
Paco Crespo
Claro y conciso. Muy valioso como introducción a la historia del capitalismo y el libre mercado. Asimismo, como introducción a la política de mercado libre.
Paco Crespo
Claro y conciso. Muy valioso como introducción a la historia del capitalismo y el libre mercado. Asimismo, como introducción a la política de mercado libre.
Thiago Silva
Excelente! Recomendo muito a leitura deste livro para entender um pouco do nosso papel como sociedade e cobrar os políticos que nos representam.
David Gomes almeida
Numa linguagem simples e clara desfaz muitas mentiras que a gente aprendeu na escola.
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Ludwig Heinrich Edler von Mises (German pronunciation: [ˈluːtvɪç fɔn ˈmiːzəs]; September 29, 1881 – October 10, 1973) was an Austrian economist, historian, philosopher, author, and classical liberal who had a significant influence on the modern free-market libertarian movement and the Austrian School.
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